Knobbe Martens Partner James Herkenhoff Recognized as a Top Attorney in San Diego County

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Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the nation’s leading intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that James Herkenhoff, a partner at the firm’s San Diego office, has been selected as a Top Attorney in San Diego County for his intellectual property law practice by the San Diego Daily Transcript. Mr. Herkenhoff was selected from over 1,200 nominees who represent the best in San Diego’s legal community.

With a degree and more than 10 years of experience in mechanical engineering, James Herkenhoff focuses on client practice and represents clients in a variety of technology areas and in very diverse stages, from start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies. He has expertise in a wide variety of complex technologies involving aerospace, mechanical devices, electronics, medical devices, lasers, telecommunications with an emphasis in wireless technology, computer architecture, electrical devices, and the Internet.

In addition to his educational background in mechanical engineering, Mr. Herkenhoff has more than 10 years of technical experience at Rockwell International and The Boeing Company. At Rockwell International, he was an engineer performing design and structural analysis, and fabrication support for complex rocket engine systems, specializing in combustion devices. Mr. Herkenhoff built upon this experience during his subsequent tenure as a senior engineer at The Boeing Company supporting the Space Shuttle's rocket engine program. While at The Boeing Company, his principle responsibility encompassed engine failure analysis for the Space Shuttle’s development and flight programs across the country. Mr. Herkenhoff also received the distinguished Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award from NASA for his dedication, commitment to excellence, and achievements in support of the space program. This award is one of the highest presented by NASA in the industry.

San Diego Daily Transcript’s “San Diego County Top Attorneys” recognizes exceptional lawyers from 15 pre-selected practice areas by conducting a peer voting process to determine the best lawyers in private, corporate, academic and government practice in San Diego County in key categories. The final published list recognizes the top 10 attorneys in each of the 15 categories, based on the number of peer votes they received.

The recognized attorneys will be highlighted in the July 29 special publication of The Daily Transcript, as well as online at

About Knobbe Martens

With more than 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation. Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property law firms worldwide, Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Knobbe Martens also has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

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